Early parole blamed for rape, murder

2012-12-18 00:00

PIETERMARITZBURG high court judge Esther Steyn said on Friday the Department of Correctional Services had failed a couple who were attacked by the woman’s ex-boyfriend at Richmond on April 4.

Judge Steyn sentenced 33-year-old Squkuza Eric Ngcongo of S’lahla, in Richmond, to life imprisonment for the premeditated murder of Luvovo; to two years’ imprisonment for stealing the cellphones of the victim and her sister; 10 years’ imprisonment for attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend; and to 15 years’ imprisonment for raping her.

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